Events

Upcoming

Text, Sky, Woods, Bare Landscape
Time: Aug. 9, 2020 9:00 AMAug. 12, 2020 4:00 PM

This workshop aims to re-story processes of extinction, extraction, and emergence in multispecies worlds.

Snail with house on a green leaf.
Time and place: Aug. 13, 2020 10:00 AM11:00 AM, Register for webinar in Zoom

What happens when actors with different interests claims access to the same natural and cultural site? OSEH professor II Thom van Dooren explores some of the complexities of conservation in the context of deep histories and ongoing realities of colonization and militarization.

A tall man holding av small kid walkning in the sunrise towards som wind mills.
Time and place: Sep. 2, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

What role does energy play in fighting climate change and achieving more sustainable societies? Vebjørn Bakken, theoretical chemist and director of UiO:Energy, presents the work of UiO:Energy, its interdisciplinary approach, and why there is a need for such an initiative.

Bildet viser et malt landskap med rødbrun sand, steinformasjoner og klipper.
Time and place: June 4, 2021 10:15 AM4:30 PM, Kunstnernes hus, Wergelandsveien 17

This event has been postponed to June 2021 due to COVID-19.  Date to be announced.

With Ina Blom, Synne Tollerud Bull, Jennifer Gabrys, Stefanie Hessler, Ursula Münster, and Susanne M. Winterling. Registration is required.

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Image may contain: Natural landscape, Nature, Water resources, Hill station, Town.
Time and place: June 23, 2020 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Blindern lawn

Ecotopia is a 1975 cult novel by Ernest Callenbach. Does it still hold revolutionary potential today?

maize, corn, close-up
Time and place: June 10, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

How might diverse ways of knowing, including indigenous knowledges, the humanities and the arts, be more influential in the environmental decision-making that shapes our world? Ecologist, philosopher and political scientist Fern Wickson talks on the value and challenges of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research.

people, women, hands, arms
Time and place: June 3, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

Something violent is occurring beneath their feet. A fracking site is constructed. The subsurface is being fractured. Artist and filmmaker Rebecca Birch presents narrated excerpts from her forthcoming creative documentary, Undermine.

 
People, Doorway, Brickbuilding, Mask, Helmet, Sield
Time and place: May 27, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

Has the Chernobyl catastrophe contributed to the fall of communism? Political Science researcher Kacper Szulecki talks on positioning the environmental anti-nuclear protests, which spilled across Poland between 1985 and 1990, in a broader context.

Image may contain: Fish, Illustration, Fish, Art.
Time and place: May 25, 2020 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Zoom

This month we are reading excerpts from Martin Lee Mueller's Being Salmon Being Human, and asking ourselves how to make anthropomorphising narrativization work as a knowledge practice. 

illustration, people, walking, gear, suitcases, commission
Time and place: May 20, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

How can architecture form new human-nonhuman relations, cohabitation, ecosystem thinking and doing? Anthropologists Tinna Grétarsdóttir and Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson talk on the socio-material entanglements and multispecies relations of the Icelandic turf house.

illustration, people, walking, gear, suitcases, commission
Time and place: May 13, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

How can material approaches contribute new insights on the history and present of infectious diseases in a climate perspective? Senior curator and historian Ageliki Lefkaditou will explore the case of malaria with the help of a series of museum objects being prepared for display in an exhibition on climate change.

barn, demolition, farm, building, garden, grass, trees, flowers
Time and place: May 6, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for webinar in Zoom

What insights can artistic approaches provide on agricultural issues? Artists Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen talks on connecting farming, life and growth to contemporary art, with Øvre Ringstad Farm in eastern Norway as an example. 

Dust, Storm, Neighborhood, Street, Houses
Time and place: Apr. 30, 2020 10:15 AM11:45 AM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

CANCELLED.  We hope to bring Libby Robin back at another time in the future.

How does soil intersect with global justice, conservation ideals and changing environmental sensibilities? Environmental historian and museum curator Libby Robin talks about soil in local and global perspectives, in light of the current Australian summer. 

Landscape with brown ground and green trees and bushes.
Time and place: Apr. 29, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Webinar in Zoom

How to understand China's global investments abroad in an environmental context, and the planetary, world-making nature of global building projects? Alessandro Rippa and Roger Norum talk about what the environmental humanities can bring to this field.

Image may contain: Waste, Litter, Pollution, Plastic, Scrap.
Time and place: Apr. 23, 2020 3:00 PM6:00 PM, PAM 425, P. A. Munchs hus, Blindern campus

This workshop brings together scholars, students and administrative staff at the University of Oslo to envision ways of transforming university education in the age of the Anthropocene.

Image may contain: Bovine, Mammal, Dairy cow, Calf, Pasture.
Time and place: Apr. 22, 2020 3:00 PM4:00 PM, Webinar in Zoom

What are the ethical and political issues at work in the study of meat and dairy production? How can we be ethical witnesses to industrial-scale animal suffering?

Sky, people, rain, bird, globe and many more things. Illustration.
Time and place: Apr. 22, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Webinar in Zoom

How to better understand predicaments of environmental uncertainty? Felix Riede, Professor of Climate Change Archaeology and Environmental Humanities and OSEH Professor II, presents the 'palaeoenvironmental humanities' and its prospects to open up new interpretive and comparative terrain for the examination of human-climate relations.

Women outdoor wearing masks. Photo.
Time and place: Apr. 15, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Webinar in Zoom

How does a pandemic reveal inherent socioeconomic and ecological inequalities in an already vulnerable and polarised society? Anwesha Dutta, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, presents notions on the social and political effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown in India.

Mountain, Road, Skyline, Houses, Sunrise
Time and place: Apr. 1, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Zoom (virtual event)

How to get beyond a neoclassical theory of economic growth? Economist Marie Storli, leader of Rethinking Economics Norway will speak about ways of rethinking and democratizing standard economic theories on which climate-economy models are based.

 
Image may contain: Sculpture, Art, Statue, Stone carving, Tree.
Time and place: Mar. 26, 2020 4:00 PM6:30 PM, T.b.a.

This session we are exploring Marx's concept of metabolic rift, as well as the division of labour and how it plays into the work we do as environmental humanities scholars. 

 
Pigs, Fence,
Time and place: Mar. 25, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

In accordance with UiO's measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been cancelled.

How come western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.

fin whale skeleton, display, temple,
Time and place: Mar. 11, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.

water, rocks, Nysnø logo
Time and place: Feb. 26, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

CANCELLED.  We will try to bring Lene Hodge back at another time in the future. 

sun, sky, wood, car store
Time and place: Feb. 20, 2020 3:15 PM4:45 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How to address the double bind between growth and sustainability? In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen engages with the climate crisis in Queensland, Australia. He asks how different knowledge regimes identify and interpret facts differently, and how this creates conflicting depictions of the world and solutions to humanity's problems.

Road, Gravel, Rocky Landscape
Time and place: Feb. 19, 2020 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.